On Monday, Popular Information and Documented reported that Google was funding and collaborating with a Republican organization pushing voter suppression.
Specifically, according to internal documents, Google’s State Policy Manager, Joe Dooley, was listed as a participant in an April 6 working group hosted by the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC). The private event on “election integrity” was led by Alabama Secretary of State John Merrell (R), who has embraced Trump’s lies and conspiracies about election fraud.
Merrell’s presentation outlined a number of proposals to restrict voting. The meeting came a week after Google’s SVP for Global Affairs, Kent Walker, tweeted that the company is “concerned about efforts to restrict voting at a local level” and “strongly support[s] the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.”UPDATE: Google says it is reevaluating its support for GOP group pushing voter suppression laws – Popular Information